Sir Trevor Brooking backs Chelsea's Search for an Asian Star
The Football Association have added their support to Chelsea’s groundbreaking Search for an Asian Star initiative.
The Soccer Star event will offer six young players aged 8-13 the opportunity to win a weeks trial at the Chelsea Academy, playing and training with some of the country’s best young talent.
Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA’s Director of Football Development, welcomed Chelsea’s scheme: “I’m delighted that Chelsea share the FA’s view of football for all and providing opportunities for people who want to get involved and play the game.
“We know that Asian groups are under-represented in football so this is a great scheme for those youngsters to showcase their skills and impress Chelsea’s Academy coaches.”
The FA will also be present during the three days of the trials taking place during the May Bank Holiday (29, 30 and 31st), providing information on local clubs to encourage young Asian players to get involved in the national game and maximise their potential.
Chelsea’s Head of CSR Simon Taylor added: “The FA’s support is extremely welcome and we thank them for the work they are doing to help make the Search for an Asian Star event as successful as possible.
“Everyone is welcome down to Cobham and we encourage all players to sign up and enjoy their day.”
To apply for the Search for an Asian Star event please visit www.chelseafc.com/asiansoccerstar